marked by syncopation: syncopated rhythm.
cut short; abbreviated.
- un·syn·co·pat·ed, adjective
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How to use syncopated in a sentence
Rather, the hook forged by synth notes resonant of video game beeps and a pulsating syncopated rhythm anchor this bouncy track that propels the listener to sway side-to-side.
Occasionally a few words in a voice-over pierce the syncopated rhythm of the drum.Akram Khan delivers a powerful indictment of war in ‘Xenos’ at the Kennedy Center | Sarah Kaufman | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
With its propulsive, syncopated pulse, torrid horn solos and scratching rhythm guitars, “Cold Sweat” became recognized as one of the first songs in a new genre that came to known as funk.Pee Wee Ellis, who helped put the funk in James Brown’s music, dies at 80 | Matt Schudel | September 26, 2021 | Washington Post
When defenders guard Gilgeous-Alexander and his screening partner with only two defenders, he will find creative ways to generate layups using his syncopated, unhurried style.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Knows Only One Gear: Drive | Louis Zatzman | February 26, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
To us, it is the contemporary sound through which new and old truths explode in syncopated revelation.
Just at present our young people are going mad over ragtimes, apparently because syncopated rhythms are new to them.A Treatise on Parents and Children | George Bernard Shaw
That night he would seek in the native quarter the whining and syncopated tunes of the East.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He bolted and sidled in a ragged syncopated gait, snorting and flinging his head angrily.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
The conversation, very desultory, was syncopated by Jack Cardigan talking about "mid-off."The Forsyte Saga, Volume III. | John Galsworthy
A Schuetzen Park picnic was gathering itself under the arches, to the syncopated tune of a brass band.The Readjustment | Will Irwin